In this free art lesson, you’ll learn how to draw a Manga Boy with Parted (Side View) hair step-by-step. All of the tutorials on How2DrawManga.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw manga step by step.
To learn how to draw Parted hair, we will be using the Basic Boy Head / Face template that we created in a previous tutorial. Click on the link below to complete the Head and Face drawing first:
After you have your drawing for the Basic Head / Face, follow the step-by-step drawings below to add the Parted hair. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you’ll know exactly what to draw next. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. For every step, sketch lightly at first so that it’s easy to erase if you make a mistake
Step 1: Start by drawing a big, curved V-shape to the right of the eye for the first chunk of the manga boy’s parted hair. When you draw hair, it is best to draw it as big clumps like this instead of individual hair strands. The left edge of this hair clump should be made up of a couple of thinner, curved pointy clumps. The left edge of this clump should also start at the top of the bald head and then curve down. It’s okay if some lines overlap the eyebrow or eye a little bit. Leave a big space between the right side of this clump and the ear.
Step 2: Between the first clump of hair and the ear, draw a series of smaller, V-shaped lines for more of the boy’s parted hair. These are more hair clumps that are falling off the side of the head. Notice how the bottom tips of the clumps gradually move higher up on the right side toward the ear. It’s okay if these clumps overlap the ear a bit.
Step 3: Above the bald head, draw a series of curved lines for the top part of the boy’s parted hair. The leftmost line is actually the top part of the first clump of hair. Draw all of these lines along the curvature of the bald head. Don’t draw these lines too far away from the bald head or the hair will be too poofy.
Step 4: Draw a series of short, curved lines along the curvature of the bald head on the right to complete the back of the anime boy’s hair. These lines should overlap each other to create a messy look in the back. You can draw the lines farther down the neck for longer hair. Ad a couple of lines from the neck to the ear to finish the back of the hair.
Step 5: Draw a long, curved line to the left of the forehead for the other side of the boy’s parted hair. This lines starts at the top and then curves down in front of the forehead and ends in front of the eyes. At the bottom of the line, draw a series of thin, pointy shapes for the tips of the hair clump. At the top, within the shape, draw a couple of curved lines to emphasize the fold of the clump of hair.
Step 6: Add a few more long, curved lines throughout the shape of the boy’s hair for extra detail on the hairstrands. Don’t draw too many of these lines; just a few to give more structure. Above the forehead, draw a series of short, curved lines for the roots and hairline. This also emphasizes the curvature of the parted hair.
Step 7: Using a pen or marker, go over the lines to make your drawing permanent. Ink slowly and carefully to avoid accidents. Don’t ink the parts of the ears that are behind the clumps of hair. If you’d like, you can draw the eyebrows over the hair like in the image or omit everything that is behind the hair. It all depends on personal style. Some manga artists draw the eyebrows over the hair because it’s a bit see-through and others don’t. It’s up to you. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser.
Final Step: Color your drawing! This drawing was colored digitally but you can achieve the same result using color pencils, markers or crayons! Using light green or yellow-green, color a few streaks across the middle of the hair for highlights. Use green for the rest of the hair and don’t overlap the highlights. Use dark green on bottom of the hair for some shadows. Add dark green under the curvature of the parted hair for more shadows. Color lightly at first and slowly blend the colors together. For an easier drawing, just color the entire hair a single orange color. You can also use any other color you want. Manga characters are always colorful so use, blue, orange, purple or any other color you want for the hair.
Use peach for the skin. Use a bit of light brown under the head and parted hair for shadows. Color the irises dark brown at the top and gradually add light brown at the bottom. Using two colors gives the iris a more rounded feel. For a simpler drawing, you can also just use a single color for the iris. You can also use any other color you’d like for the eyes. Don’t overlap the tiny highlight circles inside the eyes as you color the irises.
That’s it! Keep practicing until you get the hair right. Draw it again and again using different colors and eventually you’ll get better! Bookmark this page for different upcoming hairstyles.